1. What does Raytheon-UTC merger mean for Western Mass? Impact feared for those who commute to jobs in Windsor Locks, Farmington, Conn.

    What does Raytheon-UTC merger mean for Western Mass? Impact feared for those who commute to jobs in Windsor Locks, Farmington, Conn.

    Combined defense and aerospace giants Raytheon and United Technologies will be headquartered in Massachusetts — not Connecticut. Good news for the state, but what will be the impact of the merger, announced Monday, of the two companies into one company with an estimated $74 billion in sales for 2019 have in Western Massachusetts where many who work at UTC’s Connecticut factories and offices live and where small machine shops make components that end up in both company’s products.

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    1. I personally know many constituents who work at the UTC facilities in both Windsor Locks and Farmington, engineers, electricians, accountants, salespeople, etc..
    2. It's a further example of the vacuuming we are seeing of jobs and opportunity out of the outlying areas of Massachusetts and into the Boston core.
    3. The supply chains for Raytheon and UTC are a big percentage of what our companies in Western Massachusetts do.
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